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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

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The irresponsible policies of the US government have led to an ‘unacceptable situation’ in which the multilateral pact on Iran’s nuclear program may fail, the Russian foreign minister said after Tehran suspended part of the deal.

Sergey Lavrov criticized the US during a meeting with his Iranian counterpart Javad Zarif, who personally brought a letter from his government informing Russia about Tehran’s latest decision on the nuclear agreement. Russia is one of the signatories of the 2015 document, also known as JCPOA, which offered Iran relief of economic sanctions in exchange for accepting restriction on its nuclear industry.

“As I understand, our main task here is to discuss the unacceptable situation, which has unfolded around the JCPOA as a result of irresponsible behavior by the United States,” the Russian diplomat said before negotiations with the Iranians.

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Iran on Wednesday announced that it will no longer observe the limits on reserves of enriched uranium and heavy water established by the deal, calling it response to US withdrawal from the JCPOA exactly a year ago. Unless European signatories of the agreement deliver on their promise to protect Iranian economy from unilateral sanctions reimposed by the US over the last 12 months, Iran would take further action, the country’s President Hassan Rouhani said in a televised address.

All signatories were formally notified about Tehran’s decision, with Zarif using his coinciding visit to Moscow to offer personal explanations about why it was taken.

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US responsible for ‘unacceptable’ deadlock on JCPOA – Lavrov

US responsible for ‘unacceptable’ deadlock on JCPOA – Lavrov